Hugo Radi
Switzerland | 2022 | 13 min
World premiere
Languages : French, Swiss German
Subtitles : English, French

A highly secure conference centre, nestled in the mountains. Hugo Radi combines a creative way of filming this locus of power with two fictional voice-over accounts to construct a dystopian world with real contours. This speculative film seems to draw inspiration from the most frightening elements of our contemporary societies.

A highly secure luxury conference centre, nestling between snow-capped mountains, sets the scene for the film. A woman is invited to take part in a seminar, an international summit for influential people. A man, hired as a sniper for the event’s security plan, is positioned on a roof. Each describes their working day in minute detail. The ECAL-trained Swiss director Hugo Radi (Alba, co-directed with Martinez Garcia, VdR 2020) combines a creative way of filming this setting of power with two fictional voice-over accounts in order to construct a dystopian world with real contours. The fine writing brings to life these two characters set as adversaries and who nevertheless still show a semblance of humanity, while all around them is devoid of emotion. This despondent science-fiction film seems to draw inspiration from the most frightening elements of our contemporary world: the society of control, the pandemic, neoliberalism... A boldly atmospheric documentary tale.

Alice Riva

Initial, 2022
Alba, 2020
Fedor, 2016
Swizzair, 2015

Trailer

Screenplay
Hugo Radi
Photography
Ida RoughGregory Monnerat
Sound
Imanol Pittaluga
Editing
Toxu O'wann
Music
Savvy Club
Cast
Andrée LumièreKayije Kagame
Production
Hugo RadiOG.2000
Sales contact
HUGO RADIHugo Radihugoradi@gmail.com

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